We are looking for individuals with spinal cord Injury or spinal cord disease who are ages 19-65. This study is looking to test a quick, non-invasive, and cost-effective method for measuring body composition (fat mass, lean mass, and total body water) in people with SCI/D. It requires one visit to Lakeshore Foundation and you can earn $50 for participating. Please call Alex Yates (205) 403-5525 or email alexy@lakeshore.org to learn more and find out if you are eligible to participate.
If you are age 18 or older and healthy (not suffering from any serious clinical condition) you may be eligible to participate in a study to determine bioenergetic health. Participants will answer a short questionnaire and have blood collected (20ml ie. 2-3 tubes). Compensation ($25) after blood draw will be provided per study visit. For more information, please email mitolab@uabmc.edu.
In our study of patients with resistant hypertension, we have shown that vascular function improves with the use of spironolactone, a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. Spironolactone has also been shown to reduce urinary protein loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. We are looking for men and women, ages 19-65, with Stage III CKD, non-diabetic or who have controlled diabetes, and who are not currently taking spironolactone or amiloride. The study lasts 16 weeks, with six visits, and compensation and parking will be provided for all six visits. If interested, please contact Cassidy Clevenger at (205) 934-6745.
Volunteers needed: Male or female ages 18-59, must be proficient in English, with normal vision and hearing ability with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), in partial or full remission You may be eligible to participate in a research study. To determine your eligibility, please call Katlyn at 205-975-4208.
Did you know that your health during pregnancy could be linked to your child’s health now? Researchers in Nutrition Sciences and Obstetrics are looking for mothers and their biological children to take part in this study. Children should be 4-10 years of age now, and born at or near term to be eligible. Other eligibility criteria apply. Mothers and children will have 2 study visits to measure their height, weight and body fat, along with metabolic health markers such as blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol, and lifestyle factors including diet and physical activity. Those who complete the study will earn up to $200 for their time and receive the results of their health, diet, and activity assessments. For more information or to see if you and your child are eligible, please contact Dr. Samantha Martin: (205) 484-6197, jcvessel@uab.edu (refer to HAPi study in the subject line).
HVTN 124 is a Phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety and immune response of 1 experimental vaccine and adjuvant (a substance to “alert” the immune system) in healthy, HIV-uninfected adults ages 18-50. The study is 14 months in length with 13 visits to our clinic for the duration of the study. Of those 8 visits, you will be vaccinated at 5 visits. Visits to our clinic range from 30-90 minutes and entail a brief physical exam, small blood draw, vaccinations, HIV counseling and testing, and completion of a diary. You are compensated for your time and travel at $75 for initial screening and for follow-up visits, and $100 for the vaccination visits.
Do you have a family member diagnosed with RA or do you think you are at risk of developing RA? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study about the possible prevention of RA. Must be at least 18 years or older without a prior diagnosis of RA. For more information, please call 205-934-9843 or email lplove@uabmc.edu
Participants needed for the ACES Trial - Antihypertensives Combined with Exercise for Seniors with Hypertension. This is a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to determine if choice of antihypertensive medication influences changes in functional status and other cardiovascular risk factors among older persons with hypertension. Sedentary men and women > 60 years of age with functional limitations and hypertension will be recruited from two sites to participate in a longitudinal intervention trial. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three first-line antihypertensive agents and participate in a structured aerobic exercise intervention. This study is expected to differentiate beneficial effects of three FDA-approved antihypertensive medications on established and emerging cardiovascular risk factors in a clinically-relevant population. For more information, call 205-996-3005 or apply online.
Volunteers ages 18-55 who consider themselves to be in good general health needed to participate in the Healthy Autophagy (HA) Study to research the autophagy-lysosome pathway (ALP) in blood cells. The ALP is a metabolic pathway that is important for maintaining proper health and for preventing disease. Eligible participants will have blood drawn during a one-time study visit. Compensation will be provided after enrollment for those who qualify. For more information and to find out how to qualify for the HA study, please contact 205-975-2758.
The UAB Division of Rheumatology and Immunology is conducting a study to research the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis on muscle strength and insulin. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 and 65, not be diagnosed with diabetes or any other illness that may impair evaluation of study outcomes, and do not engage in a strength training program or vigorous exercise. All participants will be required to come to UAB for testing on 3 or more occasions and qualified RA participants will receive a 15-week regimen of the study drug. There is no charge for participation and all participants will receive compensation. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, call (205) 934-4021.
If you are a woman ages 55-90, you may qualify to participate in a research study evaluating a new treatment for osteoporosis. Eligible participants will receive study medication, and will be compensated up to $450 for completed visits. If interested, please call Josh Melnick at 205-975-0583 (jmelnick@uabmc.edu) or Stephanie Biggers at 205-934-1444 (sbiggers@uabmc.edu) to schedule a screening visit.
Men and women ages 21-75 are needed for the CARE Trial, a study comparing 2 weight loss programs that recommend different methods of calorie reduction. The study will include group sessions with experienced facilitators, personalized goals, and tools to help you reach those goals. Compensation provided. Call 205-975,7238, Option 1 today.
Volunteers needed: male and female, ages 18-65; must speak English, reside in a stable living situation, have either a Bipolar I or Bipolar II diagnosis. Other eligibility requirements do apply. Patients may qualify for a clinical trial that allows patients to stay at an inpatient hospital and receive treatment for their acute suicide ideation and bipolar disorder. Call Kristine for more information about the study and to determine eligibility, 205-975-8542.
Are you a breast cancer survivor having difficulty walking? Do you have any lower-body pain that is restricting your mobility? If so, you may be interested in taking part in an exercise training intervention. UAB researchers are looking for overweight women  - age 18-70 with a body mass index between 30-45 kg/m2 - with a history of breast cancer to participate in a novel exercise training study. Volunteers will be asked to attend two assessment sessions: an initial assessment and after 8 weeks of exercise to collect information about your health status. Further eligibility screening will be conducted by telephone. Volunteers must reside in or near Jefferson County. The study will evaluate a novel exercise training strategy designed to mimic exercise at higher altitude to support improved health and mobility among breast cancer survivors. Contact Dr. Stephen J. Carter, 205-975-0269 or carters@uab.edu; or the UAB Exercise and Cancer Research Team, 205.934.5466 or moveforward@uab.edu; to learn more.
Our study is currently recruiting single primary caregivers of a 3-8 year old child to fill out 2 questionnaires about health and weight. Eligible participants will be compensated $10 for their time. Call 205-975-7721 for more information or to see if you are eligible to participate.
If you are experiencing extreme tiredness and fatigue even after your cancer treatment ends, you may be eligible to participate in a new mind/body research study. To qualify for this study, you must be a Stage II, Stage III or Stage IV cancer survivor who has completed all cancer treatment at least 6 months ago and within the last 10 years. Compensation for time and travel will be provided. For more information, please call 205-934-6326.
UAB is currently offering a NO-COST research treatment program for those who want to stop using cocaine. This study combines medication and counseling treatment. If you use cocaine and would like to stop, please call UAB at (205) 975-7721.
Do you have urinary leakage, bowel leakage or a feeling of bulging from the vagina (Prolapse)? We may have a study for you. To find out if you are a candidate, please call 205-934-5498. Compensation is provided.

This study will examine the effectiveness of a group exercise class on the health and function adults age 18-65 with a history of stroke. You will be randomly assigned to one of two groups; Movement2Music or a waitlist group who will complete a home-based exercise intervention. Email caseyh@lakeshore.org or call 205-313-7455 for more information. Participation is free, and compensation is provided.

We are currently seeking individuals diagnosed with spinal cord injury (SCI) for a research study evaluating diet. The purpose of this study is to determine if a low carb or low fat diet is better for helping adults with SCI: 1) stick to their diet, 2) improve their body composition, and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). This study is for adults with SCI ages 21-60. Participation is free, and compensation is provided. For more information, please call Ashley Sineath at 205-403-5510 or email at asineath@uab.edu
Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of Exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be Healthy men and women, African American or Caucasians and have no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please e-mail Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
Are you a healthy person ages 18-40? You may be eligible to participate in a research study about the effects of exercise and Metoprolol (a blood pressure pill) on a protein in your blood. This protein is related to heart disease. Eligible participants must be healthy men and women, African American or Caucasian with no history of diabetes, heart problems, or kidney problems. The study involves performing exercise, taking metoprolol, consuming prepared meals, and collecting blood samples. Participants will be compensated. Please email Dr. Nirav Patel, npatel@uabmc.edu if you are interested.
UAB researchers are conducting a study to investigate how daily consumption of types of foods influences body weight and composition, and other outcomes related to risk of certain diseases. If you are ages 18-50 you may be eligible to participate. Participation involves attending 5 study visits, consuming a food item daily for 30 days, and acquiring measures related to body weight, body composition and glucose metabolism. You will be compensated for completing the study. For more information call: 205-975-4113 Enrollment is limited!
Must have untreated vaginal yeast infection at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for 50 weeks if enrolled. Free medication and exams. Reimbursement available up to $550 for screening, enrollment and follow-up visits. For more information, call Joy/Sanquetta at 205-996-2780
Women age 18 and older needed for study of new treatment for vaginal yeast infection. Must have untreated yeast infection at time of enrollment. Study participation lasts for one month. Free medication and exams.  Reimbursement available for enrollment and follow-up visits, up to $200. For more information call Joy or Sanquetta at 205-996-2780.
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